Saturday, March 17, 2007

Brooklyn Back in the Day: Coney Island

These are two of a series of fascinating photos posted by someone named foz on the Coney Island Message Board. They were shot in February, 1990. The photo above shows Stillwell Avenue, looking north from the boardwalk. A large bath house that was demolished is on the left. This is the corridor currently being demolished by developer Joe Sitt of Thor Equities. The photo below shows Stillwell as well, from the roof of Nathan's. The coaster was called the Jumbo Jet; it ceased operation in 2002 and is said to be residing in an amusement park in China. The large empty parcel was later occupied by the Go-Kart Tracks and Batting Cages that are now being demolished.



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